[Mono-dev] Mono Daily Downloads
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Mon Nov 13 09:02:59 EST 2006
Michael Schurter escribió:
> Steve Deobald wrote:
>> It's also Windows-only and uses a proprietary RAR plugin, as far as I know.
> 7-zip is very much cross-platform compatible. NSIS uses it (and it
> works in Linux), and Debian even has packages for it in Etch.
Well that's p7zip not 7-zip :)
> 7z, as well as a number of other open source tools, can decompress RAR
> archives. I believe there are patents or some such nonsense preventing
> open source RAR implementations.
7z has it's own 7z format  which is open and performs much better
than zip (today's mono-1.2.20061113.zip is 31MB while with 7z default
options it's only 13MB).
Though it's not probably the best format (neither is rar) for this task
as p7zip may not be widespread enough.
 - http://p7zip.sourceforge.net/
 - http://7-zip.org/7z.html
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